I just made these two posters of Aegeus and Umex- the principle leaders of the LORDS OF THE COSMOS and THE DISCIPLES OF UMEX. Enjoy, I wanted to make them monochromatic and bold to get that 80’s action figure fun vibe to the final artwork!
Archive for Logos/Promotional Work
Working on an entry for the Badge Contest at Setsucon, the Penn State Anime Expo, and my first show of the year to be at locally every year! Rocking an old school anime theme, inspired by some of my favorite 80’s anime. You can read about Setscuon here and the badge art contest here ! The theme for the contest is childhood memories, so I designed the show mascot girl like she was in something like Dirty Pair, Project A-Ko or Bubblegum Crisis. I put her in the snow with a soviet soldier style winter outfit to complete the winter time theme of the January date for the event.
Below are my final inks and pencils for this project, I hope to see you at Setsucon 2015 on January 24th and 25th at the Penn Stater Convention Center!
Final Inks for Project
Pencils for Project
So without much fanfare, I have been learning how to use Manga Studios 5 and GIMP to create show posters for my comic conventions. I have to give Brian Allen www.flylanddesigns.com credit for pushing me to learn more than I was used to. Brian held my hand on the Setsucon poster, and then just turned me loose, and I’ve been learning and experimenting for a few hours per week all year since January. Using my existing artwork, and then adding backgrounds, effects and text has been a great way to explore a more “graphic arts” angle to my work. I have been trying to keep each one unique and fun at the same time. Here are my current posters, oldest at the bottom, newest at the top…
After over two years of service, I am retiring my “Demon Cat” Banner for my new color “Death’s Head” as a show backdrop. “Demon Cat” been an awesome way to attract people to my art world, but that illustration is over three years old, and it is time to update and upgrade to some newer work, and show off a bit in the process.
Here is the new art as a banner, old retired banner….and a photo of the old banner in action!
2014 means some awesome conventions that I’ll be at, and since I identify as the “Metal Artist” on the con circuit, just like last year, I needed a metal themed tour shirt for the fans, and this year is no different- and super local graphic artist Andy Mylin took my wishes to make a JUDAS PRIEST Themed Jason Lenox shirt into reality with some of my recent artwork. Here is the new Shirt Artwork that will be for Sale as tee shirts starting in January of 2014 via my website or with me at comic shows at my table/booth. Below are the Front and Back artwork for my 2014 theme “HELLBENT FOR INKING” and the art from Priest’s album “HELLBENT FOR LEATHER” that Andy used as a template is below all of that.
Check out Andy’s website here and contact him if you need some great graphic design and artwork in general if you dig his style- I know I do!
Enjoy some killer tee shirts in a few weeks from yours truly!
Original Judas Priest Album Cover Artwork
Just a small piece I made for my printers at JARU PRINTING in State College for an artist colalge project they are doing. Hit them up here to learn more about their store and services!
Shelly Cleveland Morris has just gotten her first batch of homemade boutique soap completed with the new packaging featuring some old pen and ink artwork that I had done for Lambda Chi Alpha back in 2001. This stuff looks great, great job on the packaging! The original 2001 artwork is below the packaging photos of the soap.
Here is a nice writeup she did on the process
This is the Facebook Group for her Soap
And this is the store to get some on ETSY
Just a sweet little postcard I made up to start the drumbeat of promoting this incredible western I’ve been working on for months… I always hated that corny western typeset/font, but for the first time in my life- it makes sense on where to use it! I also used a little bit of Microsoft Paint and Microsoft Picture Viewer to do the color effect- yes I did some computer coloring- simple, yet effective to give it a burning/old photo look to it.
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So in a blast from the past, and a reuse of some older art from “back in the day” from the end of my Lambda Chi Alpha artwork phase (2001)- here is my old “Rampant Lion and Rose” being used on a boutique handmade soap packaging from a wonderful lady, Shelly Cleveland Morris, in Beaverton, Oregon- thanks internet for spreading the word! I think this really looks fun and classy, and I would have never thought to use this artwork like this, but unless it’s monsters or people killing each other, what do I know really?
So check out Shelly Morris’s new soaps, and buy a bar for goodness sake!
here are her links….